Probably the greatest picture of bonding in the natural world is found in true marriage when laying aside the modern trend, where marriage is entered into lightly, and then at the early signs of difficulty or of one not getting their own way, there is separation and divorce, with each treading their own path. True marriage, as God ordained, is a bonding covenant between a man and woman that declares no matter what comes their way, whether hard knocks or ease and comfort, mountain heights or deepest valleys, each is committed in a love bond that says to the other, “I will be there with and for you until the end (which is not divorce)!” This is the kind of bond that God and we form when we put our trust in Him. The picture is painted in Psalm 91:9-16. When we make an unconditional commitment to Him, His bond to us is so strong, that no matter what confronts us, He will be there for us! It is not a question of whether or not He will form that love bond with us; He has already taken the initiative, demonstrating it to the maximum, “in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The completion of the bond is dependent on us setting our love upon Him, “Because he has set his love upon Me …” (Psalm 91:14). With our bond complete, and remember it is secured by faith, “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7) and this is true of our entire relationship with Him, then Romans 8:35-39 assures us that nothing can break this bond, as long as we keep our commitment in tact! While His love is everlasting toward all men, the context here is that this bond through which He makes us “more than conquerors” is “to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
Faith That Cannot Separate From Him
-By Rose Hill
Nothing can ever make God’s love end,
On Him you can always surely depend.
When suffering and affliction come your way,
Right by your side He will always stay.
Persecution and sword God will bring you through,
And supply your need, that’s what He’ll do.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.